To encourage people to use hand dry instead of tissue, the fortune hand dry has the same rationale as the fortune cookies. I replace the traditionl button with spin wheel button, You press the button which will start the hand dry, meanwhile, start the wheel of fortune. Then the wheel will spin and stop at one category. You will see the quote related to the category appearing on the quote screen. So, people can read the quote when they dry their hands.
Submitted by Jing Yu
How do we get people to go outside and walk even though it's dark and cold? What you need is light and joy, and we could achieve this by making a game and sound machine. Pressing the button starts a game where you have to put out as many lights as possible along a given path. The lamps are in the ground and are put out when someone stands on them. Whoever puts out most lights wins! Submitted by Maja Petersson
Most of the people who smoke don't really take care where they throw their cigarette buds. Although there are enough public ashtrays and especially downtown and in pedestrian zones, people still throw their buds on the street. Our idea is to get their attention with lights and sound, by installing a heat sensor on the ashtray plate and connecting it to LED lights formed in the shape of fireworks, and a small speaker. As the cigarette touches the ashtray, the heat sensor will send trigger the lights, and the sound.
People often walk on the track intended for bicycles, thus jeopardizing the safety of both them and bicycle riders.
Additionally people do not exercise enough. Walking and running are considered to be very healthy, but mostly people are bored to do so. The change of rhythm while doing these activities is extremely important.
Close driving is one of the greatest hazards on the road. Sometimes, because of distractions or lack of depth perception, people aren't even aware of how close they are to another driver or object. The Proximity Stereo detects when a driver is coming up too quickly on another object or car, and switches the music in the car to something the driver does not want to hear, not allowing the driver to return to his or her favourite music until the driver has backed off to a safe distance from the object.
Submitted by Chandra V. Paetsch.
A dashboard game that’s inspirer people to drive cars more CO2-friendly.
There are a few easy things you can do when you drive your car to help reduce the amount of fuel you burn and so cut down on CO2 emissions.
The secret is to help reduce the amount of work your engine has to do, because the greater the workload, the more fuel is burned – so the higher is the CO2 emissions.
The Trash target is to prevent people to throw away their trash on the streets. When people want to throw away their garbage they can aim and throw. Different melodies will play depending where the person hits. If a person hit the middle besides playing the winning melody the lights will blink.
Submitted by Carina Lindberg
We are proposing a carnival-type game called the Butt Launcher which will replace the fun of flicking butts on the ground with the fun of firing butts at antique tin toy characters in a circus tent. Players will be rewarded by points based on the values on the toys and audio sounds such as childrens' voices saying "Quack! (tee hee)" or "Moo" or other sounds based on the toy struck with the butt. The antique appearance of the Amazing Butt Launcher will intrigue and amuse people inundated with sophisticated digital gadgetry. Butts will be collected in a fireproof bin in the bottom of the unit.
Hur får vi fler människor att motionera? Idén är att kombinera en vanlig stegmaskin med ett flipperspel. När du rör dina fötter upp och ner fungerar de som flipperspelets paddlar inuti maskinen. Träffa kulan, få poäng och ha kul!
Inskickat av Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru
Consistently communicate creatively simple & short water conservation messages'. Put up illustrations on water conservation on the ceiling of the hair-washing cubicle. When patrons/clients are reclining on the chair to get their hair washed, the illustration will be right in their vision. The sound and feel of the water on the head and the message above will engage the various senses of the person to make a sub-conscious impact. In those 3+ minutes of hair wash, the person will have 2 options – close eyes or see a beautiful & often funny illustration.
Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.
Waiting for the bus can be very stressful. First: the bus is never on time. Second: some bus stops don't have any place to sit down and wait. Thinking about that and a way to make it more fun, we came up with the idea of a "Tire-Swing Bus Stop".
Problem: The problem in the United States is that a lot of people don’t throw the trash were it belong. They don’t care if the trash is every where. We need to do something so they can throw the trash were it needs to go. We have to do something fun that we can do to help our country. It is so important that we do something so our country would not look like a big trash in the whole world. Almost all the people who live in the United States don’t want to help to throw the trash in the trash can. So I got an idea for this problem.
Could it be that men are not concentrating enough that is the reason behind disgusting men's rooms all over the world? Hopefully, the placement of a target in the toilet bowl can speak to men's competitive side and make aiming carefully a little bit more fun!
Submitted by Jessica Olsson.
Could we encourage more people to fasten their safety belt by making it fun to do? When people travel by car or a plane, they usually want to kill time by playing some games or listening to music. Only after you fasten your safety belt correctly is it possible for you to listen to music or enjoy any entertainment.
Submitted by Nevena Stojanovic - Sweden
Ticket: "Buy None Get Two Free (ice-creams) - For you and a homeless friend". Give to those who wouldn't normally speak with a homeless person. The enticement and mutual enjoyment of a free ice-cream each may help break down the social barriers and get them talking. It would then have long lasting benefits, for the cost of just a few ice-creams.
Submitted by Peter Hopper
A device to make people recycling cans. Looks like a regular can crusher, but it hides a bubble machine behind that releases bubbles and funny sounds when you use it. Also encourages people to look for more empty cans to crush and have fun while doing it. Submitted by Linus Oura.
How to fight the endless graffiti on every conceivable surface around the city? Install renewable graffiti "walls" - detachable plates of plastic or plasterboard on which young people can freely express themselves. One can even picture competitions going on for the best graffiti work, where all passers-by are able to vote for the favourite piece of urban art e.g. by using a designated place on the board..
Can you make more people use the public transport? What if a bus would have an interactive karaoke system? This bus would know how many people would be inside it and would light or make a sound either on the seat or on the handle where a person would be located. This would mean that it the person would be the one to sing. Screens would be located in different places in side the bus. This could be an attraction to make more people leave their cars at home and at the same time arrive work with a smile!
Submitted by Rui Miguel Conde